Daisy's Blog – January 2012 Archive (5)

Do You Have What It Takes to Homestead? (Part 1)

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When we dream of the country most of us envision something like walking barefoot through a field of lush green grass as the wind kisses our faces and the animals bask in the sun.  Everything is bliss!  Well, while I actually have done this and felt this on more than one occasion, there are many other sides to country living that you must also deal with in order to realize the bliss that is possible.  I think…

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Added by Daisy on January 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

Getting Connected to the Weather

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When you farm or homestead you realize how important the weather is.  It often feels like Mother Nature is working against you and you can't figure out what her master plan is.  I don't know how many times I've asked where the balance is!  It's either too…

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Added by Daisy on January 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Natural Medicine - You Have the Power to Heal Yourself

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We are taught to believe that we need an expert to heal us.  If we have an ailment then we must immediately make a doctor appointment and trust whatever prescription they give us.  If our symptoms are less severe then  we are supposed to visit the closest…

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Added by Daisy on January 17, 2012 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

The Slower Pace of Life on a Homestead

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When we decided to leave the suburbs and move to the country one of the biggest reasons was to seek a slower pace of life.  Now I don't understand why our previous life was so busy because I really don't know what we did all the time, but I think it all…

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Added by Daisy on January 10, 2012 at 1:00am — 8 Comments

The Farmer's Almanac: Planting by the Moon

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On a farmstead you have to wear so many hats and your day-to-day responsibilities of getting animals fed, meals cooked, and house cleaned can keep you bogged down in the moment, so you often don't think about the bigger picture.  I especially find this…

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Added by Daisy on January 3, 2012 at 1:00am — 7 Comments

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